Eco-Velvet is our first 100% recycled pile velvet. Knitted from yarns extruded from post-consumer PET bottles, Eco-Velvet repurposes thousands of plastic bottles bound for our oceans or a life in landfill.Each metre of Eco-Velvet reuses circa 30 x 550ml bottles. Through this - by using recycled rather than virgin polyester - not only are carbon emissions reduced by approximately 75%, energy consumption and water usage are reduced by up to 70% and 80% respectively. This innovative cycle offers a unique, environmentally conscious approach to fabric production and a new way of thinking in the world of textiles – with no compromise on performance.Eco-Velvet’s high-performance attributes include a Martindale of 60,000+ revs, lightfastness of 5 and further physical testing to Severe Contract specifications. FR compliance is also achieved through a clever naturally FR modacrylic-blend backing, without the requirement for additional FR chemical treatment.A highly breathable, super-soft microfiber knit velvet, Eco-Velvet benefits from an easy-clean finish - giving Eco-Velvet liquid repellence properties. As such, stains can be easily spot cleaned with a warm water and mild household soap solution.For added peace of mind, Eco-Velvet is fully REACH compliant, certified to Standard 100 Oeko-Tex – thoroughly tested beyond national and international requirements to ensure that all fabric components are fully free from any substances which may be harmful to human health – and is GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified.